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  • Summary: Marvel's first family of superheroes, The Fantastic Four, meets their greatest challenge yet in The Rise of the Silver Surfer as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare for its destruction. [20th Century Fox]
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 33
  2. Negative: 6 out of 33
  1. It's almost a surprise that the sequel is actually better - much better - than the original.
  2. As summer franchise superhero flicks go, it's tolerable.
  3. When will the people who adapt comic books into films realize that less can be so much more?
  4. Good fun -- more fun than in the original -- punctuated by some lines of admirable awfulness.
  5. The closest FF:ROTSS gets to wit is when Johnny convinces a reluctant Reed to attend a bachelor party, after promising the uptight groom-to-be that there won't be any "exotic dancers."
  6. Diverting, at times even visually impressive, but has neither the spirit or style of "Spider-Man" nor the ambition of "X-Men."
  7. Surely the dullest of Hollywood's many comic-book-derived summer movies, "Silver Surfer" is drearier than corn dying in the Iowa sun, slower than molasses in Antarctica.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 76
  2. Negative: 23 out of 76
  1. Mar 7, 2012
    Amazing! This second part of the fantastic four is better than the first part, and the best is the apparition of Silver Surfer, the only bad is... Galactus, really? a big cloud? need be a joke. But the film is awesome, and I never wait that. Expand
  2. Sep 23, 2013
    Esta pelicula no me gusto mucho, no tuvo el mismo ritmo que su sucesora.No me gusto mucho su accion, si sus personajes pero no su accion; es como que el director no sabe como llevar de un comic para hacer una pelicula Expand
  3. Jun 11, 2011
    This movie continues the adventures of the Fantastic Four. During a wedding with Reed Richards and Susan Storm, they've been threatened by a new villain named the Silver Surfer. With the reunion of their old arch enemy, they tried to hunt down the Silver Surfer and stop him, but is he really a bad guy or is he just a slave working for an unknown evil? Oh, well. Time to get on with my opinion. I actually found this movie to be way better than the first.

    The cinematography was good, the sets were good, the acting was decent, the storyline was well-paced, the CGI were great, and the action sequences were also great. That's it for the good.

    The dialogue was rushed, and the storytelling was weak. That was it.

    Overall, it isn't the best marvel adaptation of the comics, but it is way better than the first as one of the most interesting superhero movies.

  4. Oct 14, 2010
    Jeez. Even while fans are still reeling from the mess that was the first film, it was decided to take another part of this fabled comic series and shred that into unrecognizable pieces that leave a pure-rotten taste in your mouth. This second iteration of the film series has the four fighting against the Silver Surfer and his boss, Galactus, before the two can consume Earth and many more planets along the way. But the movie becomes more and more desperate to keep you watching as it goes on. But even then, by the ending you'll be so bored watching a sack of potatoes would keep you more entertained. And there is a big freaking question that is never answered: If the Silver Surfer could take out Galactus all by himself, why didn't he do it earlier? When the idea was prompted, he was all in support of it, but at the start of the movie he wasn't? I suppose that there were some pretty cool scenes in the movie, but if you want to see a flick with a good story, dodge this train-wreck. Comic fans, don't even bother. I can't believe they decided on a second Eragon. Expand
  5. Dec 3, 2013
    The most interesting part about this film is that it is supposed to be about the Silver Surfer, however we spend most of the film trying to work out why this dud was made. Expand
  6. Nov 12, 2012
    With not much to work with, the folks behind this sour sequel to the first Fantastic failure, manage to make a bad thing even worse.
  7. Nov 3, 2011
    Do not watch this film. It's a waste of your money and your time. The acting is horrendous, the storyline is garbage and some of the lines which are meant to be serious had me shrieking in laughter. If you want to watch a movie just to laugh at it, look no further than this garbage. Expand

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